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Tuesday 30 September 2014

First 5dr MINI to cost €740 more than 3dr hatch

Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30

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5dr MINI

The first 5dr MINI will be here by autumn and will cost from €23,270 – or €740 more than the 3dr hatch.

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Apart from the obvious facility of two extra doors, there is 72mm more rear legroom and 67 litres extra (278) in the boot as well as a tad more headroom.

The 5dr is 161mm longer (3,982mm), is the same width (727mm) and just 11mm taller (1,425mm), |but the wheelbase is extended by 72mm (to 2,567mm). Track is unchanged.

They are also bringing out a new Cooper SD engine to coincide with the 5dr, in addition to the petrols and diesels they already have.

This is a mighty |powerful 170bhp 2-litre 4cyl diesel and you can have a 6spd manual or automatic with it.

Standard spec includes USB interface and Bluetooth, electric exterior mirrors, front fogs and air con.

Options include two-zone auto air con, heated front seats, panoramic glass roof, rain sensors and a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and Park Distance Control are also included.

The Cooper S 5dr and Cooper SD 5dr have sport seats as standard (options on others).

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